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LEVEL 3 FAITH

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“And it is impossible to please God without faith.” Hebrews 11:6
When we consider the things that bring pleasure to God, it seems that there may not be anything more important than our faith in Him and His promises. So much so, that Peter tells us how God is even prepared to allow us to endure great trials to prove that our faith is genuine, just as fire tests and purifies gold. He continues that our faith is even more precious than gold because when our faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring us much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed …

CHOOSE TO BE A LEADER…..NOW in the world in which you live

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A few months ago, I had a surprise call from a 22 year old young man named Bailey. We chatted for a moment and then he got to the point; “The reason I am calling you is to ask if you would mentor me?” I hadn’t previously mentored a person from Generation Z, but felt a strange prompt to connect with Bailey and agreed to meet with him.

I was immediately impressed with Bailey’s heart for God and his desire to make an impact with his life in the world in which he lived and the new disciplines he started to develop in his life. One day as he was …

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE 68 – 75

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(68)  “HE SAVED THE BEST UNTIL LAST”

“………and the master of the banquet tasted the water that (Jesus) turned into wine…… Then he called the bridegroom and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best until now.’” John 2:8-10

As I recently read these words in my daily Bible journaling, I was deeply stirred and was prompted to write the following response with great conviction.

I live in a season of life that is commonly known as old age where:
* I feel a stirring to stand aside and take …

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE (58 – 67)

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(58) “IT ALL RISES AND FALLS ON LEADERSHIP…….SELECTION”

One of the most underrated activities in the life of an organisation is the selection of leaders which involves developing a leadership emergence strategy. Especially this is true if you believe that an organisation will not rise above the level of its leaders. Consequently I was recently impressed by the leadership selection strategy king David adopted on one occasion. (1 Chronicles 11) He had set his sights on conquering the heavily fortified city of Jerusalem and making it the capitol of his kingdom. However, this was no easy task. David made this challenge to his troops, “Whoever is first to attack the …